Black Belt Industrial Sector

Take Lean Six Sigma to the shopfloor with our distinguished Black Belt Industrial Sector. This course includes modules on project leadership, change management, statistical research and much more. Our Industrial Sector course will ensure your total understanding of Lean Six Sigma and how to apply it in any manufacturing environment, as it is one of the few which exceeds strict ISO18404 and ISO15053 quality standards. Also available as group courses: see our in-company pages.

Overview

Duration incl. project

4-6 months

Prerequisites

None

Venues

2 Venues

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Bespoke group courses or coaching by our Master Black Belts, tailored to your workplace.

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IntroductiON

The effectiveness of Lean Six Sigma Black Belts

Have you ever wondered why issues at work persist, even when many people are unhappy about them? It’s likely that several attempts to resolve the problem were made, yet it kept coming back. The underlying issue here is that true improvement does not work without knowing exactly what to resolve. This insight and the skill of finding out and exposing the real root cause of a problem is what makes Black Belts the driving force behind the resolving and prevention of problems. Black Belts know which changes truly contribute. And only through this understanding can lasting improvements be achieved.

  • Extensive alumni network
  • Various types of course set-up
  • 1-on-1 project coaching

  • Exclusive MyTraining™ learning platform
  • ISO-certified courses
  • Global provider of Lean Six Sigma Services

Based on customer reviews, our courses are rated 4.8/5.0 stars

The organisational benefits

All organisations benefit enormously from a reduction of waste. Imagine a department where workflows aren’t disrupted by a lack of materials, waiting times, or defects. By reducing waste, you improve productivity. Lean Six Sigma typically defines 7 types of waste, and Black Belts know how to eliminate each of them. They achieve this either through initiatives on a daily basis, or through complex, inter-departmental projects. The latter is where Black Belts achieve the most significant results, and how they are best utilised. During the course, participants are taught all the essential tools and methods, how to involve stakeholders, and keep efforts focused until results are in the bag.

course variants

Your way of studying

Classroom

Speed is key during our Summer Course. This high-intensity option consists of 6 or 8 consecutive days of training – depending on your choice – followed by an exam to certify you in the shortest amount of time as is possible. It includes all the same content as the others options, as well as access to our MyTraining™ platform.

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£3500 (+VAT)

Black Belt Industrial course incl. Practical Assignment (project coaching)

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£2550 (+ VAT)

Black Belt Industrial theory only

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Online seminar

Interactivity and engagement are key for all of our courses. Together with your fellow participants, you will explore various tools and methods such as Push & Pull, Poka Yoke, Kaizen events, 5S and much more. The same quality as our classroom course sessions but from the comfort of your home or office.

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£3500 (+VAT)

Black Belt Industrial course incl. Practical Assignment (project coaching)

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£2550 (+ VAT)

Black Belt Industrial theory only

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Curriculum

About our Black Belt course

The effectiveness of Lean Six Sigma Black Belts stems from the rare ability to help everyone save time. Time is always in short supply. But by refining processes, creating shared routines and by changing how people deal with hurdles at work, Lean Six Sigma practitioners can save incredible amounts of time. Black Belts learn how to deconstruct and rebuild processes, learn how to involve others in Continuous Improvement and how to improve the working standard for everyone.

The Black Belt Manufacturing course has been created for professionals aiming to employ Lean Six Sigma on a full-time basis within larger, enterprise-sized organisations. Specifically those involved with manufacturing and the mass production of goods. This course is intended for those who seek future employment in the Continuous Improvement field, and the course content reflects this. Included in the course is a coached project and in total will take approximately 4 – 6 months.

Below we have listed an overview of our program and learning materials which you can pick and choose from to study, prepare and consult at any point after your registration.

Programme overview

1. Preparation

To help you prepare, the course includes:

  • An in-depth study manual
  • Up to 45 videos on Lean and Lean Six Sigma
  • 2 digital books focusing on Lean, and Six Sigma
  • Complementary TPC e-learning courses
  • Direct access to MyTraining™

2. Course Days

Your course sessions include:

  • 10 classroom days / 12 online seminar days
  • Practical simulation(s)
  • Discussion of project challenges and related best practices
  • Peer-to-peer learning and activities
  • Theoretical exam and certification

3. Your Project

To ensure your project will be a success, the course includes:

  • 1-on-1 project coaching (8 – 10 hours)
  • project templates
  • Project evaluations and assistance with the first steps
  • 5 tollgate reviews
  • A comprehensive overview of deliverables

4. Certification

Certification entails the following:

  • Two expert reviews of your project
  • Black Belt Industrial certificate evidencing practical experience
  • Registration in our database
  • Recommendation letter upon request
  • Access to the exclusive Black Belt Alumni LinkedIn-page

Preparation

Course Days

Your Project

Certification

Getting certified

The value of your certificate

Successfully completing one of our courses is awarded with an internationally recognised certificate. But what exactly determines the worth of a certificate? We explain why a certificate from The Lean Six Sigma Company is of a higher standard than others on the value of your certificate page.

FiNancial details

Course prices

Pricing

Participants of The Lean Six Sigma Company have two options: they can choose from a course which includes a project and all the necessary coaching from an experienced project coach, or enrol in the course without carrying out a project.

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£3500 (+VAT)

Black Belt Industrial course incl. Practical Assignment (project coaching)

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£2550 (+ VAT)

Black Belt Industrial theory only

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Return-on-Investment

Results and cold, hard facts are often the best way to justify a purchase. Our courses are no different, and deliver said results without fail. After having trained countless of people in the Lean Six Sigma methodology, our findings are as follow: Black Belt projects generate extra revenue and/or save costs which can exceed amounts with more than 5 figures. With a project taking approximately 4-6 months, it is even possible to carry out multiple projects a year.

In-Company

If it is a course for an entire team you’re looking for, then our In-Company pages will be of interest. Our trainers will also host every course we offer to individuals in your organisation. There’s no easier way to get started with Lean or Lean Six Sigma as a team than with our In-Company courses.

In-Company courses

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Lean Six Sigma tasting

Learn how to utilize Lean Six Sigma and which training would be most effective for you. Attend one of our Lean tastings and get all the answers. During the tasting, our (Master) Black Belt trainers will explain the fundamentals of the methodology to you, and how to turn your ideas into results. Let us answer your questions and reveal just how much you could benefit from employing Lean.

  • Bespoke training advice for every student
  • Q&A session about the Lean Six Sigma methodology
  • Discuss project ideas with other attendees
  • Get to know our trainers
  • Available to everyone

Starting Dates

Starting dates Black Belt Manufacturing course





13 Jun
University of Bedfordshire, Classroom at Putteridge Bury campus

University of Bedfordshire, Classroom at Putteridge Bury campus

Course language: English
Course type: Classroom
Comment: Course is fully booked, please contact our programme manager at 07884 706948.

Course dates
13 June 2022|14 June 2022|15 June 2022|16 June 2022|17 June 2022|27 June 2022|28 June 2022|29 June 2022|30 June 2022|1 July 2022

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25 Jul
University of Bedfordshire, Classroom at Putteridge Bury campus

University of Bedfordshire, Classroom at Putteridge Bury campus

Course language: English
Course type: Classroom
Comment: Summer course: two consecutive weeks

Course dates
25 July 2022|26 July 2022|27 July 2022|28 July 2022|29 July 2022|1 August 2022|2 August 2022|3 August 2022|4 August 2022|5 August 2022

Address
Hitchin Road, LU2 8LE

12 Sep
University of Bedfordshire, Online Seminar (Distance Learning course)

University of Bedfordshire, Online Seminar (Distance Learning course)

Course language: English
Course type: Online Seminar
Comment: ONLINE SEMINAR (Distance Learning course)

Course dates
12 September 2022|13 September 2022|14 September 2022|15 September 2022|16 September 2022|26 September 2022|28 September 2022|29 September 2022|30 September 2022|3 October 2022|4 October 2022

Address
Hitchin Road, LU2 8LE

University of Bedfordshire, Classroom at Putteridge Bury campus

Course language: English
Course type: Classroom
Comment: Course is fully booked, please contact our programme manager at 07884 706948.

Course dates
13 June 2022, 14 June 2022, 15 June 2022, 16 June 2022, 17 June 2022, 27 June 2022, 28 June 2022, 29 June 2022, 30 June 2022, 1 July 2022

Address
Hitchin Road, LU2 8LE

University of Bedfordshire, Classroom at Putteridge Bury campus

Course language: English
Course type: Classroom
Comment: Summer course: two consecutive weeks

Course dates
25 July 2022, 26 July 2022, 27 July 2022, 28 July 2022, 29 July 2022, 1 August 2022, 2 August 2022, 3 August 2022, 4 August 2022, 5 August 2022

Address
Hitchin Road, LU2 8LE

University of Bedfordshire, Online Seminar (Distance Learning course)

Course language: English
Course type: Online Seminar
Comment: ONLINE SEMINAR (Distance Learning course)

Course dates
12 September 2022, 13 September 2022, 14 September 2022, 15 September 2022, 16 September 2022, 26 September 2022, 28 September 2022, 29 September 2022, 30 September 2022, 3 October 2022, 4 October 2022

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17 Oct
University of Bedfordshire, Classroom at Putteridge Bury campus

University of Bedfordshire, Classroom at Putteridge Bury campus

Course language: English
Course type: Classroom
Comment: CLASSROOM / Venue: University of Bedfordshire, Putteridge Bury campus Luton

Course dates
17 October 2022|18 October 2022|19 October 2022|20 October 2022|21 October 2022|31 October 2022|1 November 2022|2 November 2022|3 November 2022|4 November 2022

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21 Nov
University of Bedfordshire, Online Seminar (Distance Learning course)

University of Bedfordshire, Online Seminar (Distance Learning course)

Course language: English
Course type: Online Seminar
Comment: ONLINE SEMINAR (Distance Learning course)

Course dates
21 November 2022|22 November 2022|23 November 2022|24 November 2022|25 November 2022|5 December 2022|6 December 2022|7 December 2022|8 December 2022|9 December 2022|12 December 2022|13 December 2022

Address
Hitchin Road, LU2 8LE

University of Bedfordshire, Classroom at Putteridge Bury campus

Course language: English
Course type: Classroom
Comment: CLASSROOM / Venue: University of Bedfordshire, Putteridge Bury campus Luton

Course dates
17 October 2022, 18 October 2022, 19 October 2022, 20 October 2022, 21 October 2022, 31 October 2022, 1 November 2022, 2 November 2022, 3 November 2022, 4 November 2022

Address
Hitchin Road, LU2 8LE

University of Bedfordshire, Online Seminar (Distance Learning course)

Course language: English
Course type: Online Seminar
Comment: ONLINE SEMINAR (Distance Learning course)

Course dates
21 November 2022, 22 November 2022, 23 November 2022, 24 November 2022, 25 November 2022, 5 December 2022, 6 December 2022, 7 December 2022, 8 December 2022, 9 December 2022, 12 December 2022, 13 December 2022

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FAQ

Frequently asked questions

1. Can I enrol and join a course without any prior experience or knowledge of Lean Six Sigma?

Every course we provide assumes our students start the course without any understanding of the Lean Six Sigma methodology. It starts with the fundamentals and explains every topic that is mentioned without assuming prior experience. During the course, you will carry out simulations and exercises to help you develop your knowledge. If you choose to carry out a project as part of your course, you will be coached and assisted by one of the (Master) Black Belts of The Lean Six Sigma Company to help you get started.

2. What is the right course for me?

This depends on your goals and what you intend to achieve. If you would prefer to employ Lean Six Sigma on a part-time basis, for example alongside of other work, the Green Belt course would be the best choice. If it’s your aim to work with Continuous Improvement and Lean Six Sigma on a full-time basis, then the Black Belt course would be the right pick. The same applies to Lean and our Lean Practitioner and Lean Leader course, respectively.

3. Is a Lean Six Sigma course relevant to my career phase?

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that one can start using during any career phase and this course is the ideal starting point. Even as a beginner, your work can add tremendous value. Lean Six Sigma can serve as an addition to your current work, replacing a part of your existing responsibilities. Or it can become a new full-time career, depending on the training you choose.

 

4. How does the Services course differ from the Manufacturing course?

The Services course is most fitting for those employed in transactional careers such as general administration, logistics, finance, etc. The ‘Manufacturing’ course is most fitting for those involved with mass production, machinery, factories and automation). Of course, those who complete the Manufacturing course can still carry out projects in the aforementioned transactional fields.

5. I find statistics a daunting topic, is a Lean Six Sigma course still for me?

The Green Belt course has very little statistics content, as opposed to our Black Belt course. Yet even the Black Belt courses have designed to start at the very basics, on the assumption that our participants aren’t familiar with anything related to statistics. We realise the idea of working with statistics can sound somewhat intimidating, but our trainers have helped thousands of professionals understand (and find their interest in) statistics. Additionally, we offer complementary courses and several videos on our MyTraining™ platform that will help you prepare for, or repeat, specific exercises.

6. Do you offer any evening- or weekend courses?

The Lean Six Sigma Company strives to organise its courses during normal working hours.
This is a conscious choice in order to avoid interfering with the private lives of our customers and to them used to the idea of working with Lean Six Sigma during typical working hours, and continue this habit once they complete the course.
However, some local exceptions apply. Please reach out to to the helpdesk in your region if you have any questions

7. Do you offer courses in other languages?

More information about our worldwide presence can be found on our theleansixsigmacompany.com worldmap page, here you will find in which countries we are currently active and offer courses.

8. Green Belt vs Black Belt

The main difference is the scope of your projects. Green Belt projects are usually aimed at solving issues that affect a small part of a single department. Black Belt projects tend to tackle long-standing, complex issues that cross departmental lines. The responsibilities of a Green Belt align with those of a project manager. Black Belts carry more responsibilities and take a more active, leading role where they direct other Green Belts during projects.

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